How I Review


There are two different kinds of reviews on this blog:

Monthly Wine Picks written for LukesofCapeCod.com:
These are short and more, uh, professional reviews. They are always wines that I find enjoyable, as is the point of making something your monthly wine pick. Click here to read all of my Wine Picks

Reviews written for TheWineStalker.net:
These can be rather lengthy because I like to give some background, and I'll waste a whole night just tasting and writing and analyzing the same wine. Click here to read all of my Wine Reviews

MY RATING SYSTEM:

When I started writing reviews for this website I thought, like every other wine blogger out there, that I wasn't going to do ratings because ratings are dumb. Why should I rate a wine? And why should my readers adapt to my style of rating? Screw that!

Then eventually I noticed that I was actually using a system but going about it in a vague way that wasn't really helpful to readers. And then I noticed that it was actually a 5 point system that was pretty easy to understand. So then I naturally broke some wine glasses in an open fireplace out of frustration and accepted that ratings were inevitable.

I use a 5 POINT RATING SYSTEM based on QUALITY VS PRICE because, let's be honest, money is a very important factor in wine purchasing decisions. The way I feel about ratings is that if it's a $10 bottle that blows away other wines in the same price range then it should get the same rating as a $100 bottle that does the same in its own price range.

1/5: Terrible - Stay far, far away.

2/5: Not Impressive - Meh, don't bother.

3/5: Satisfying - Enjoyable / Expected for the price. You won't be disappointed.

4/5: Recommended - A bargain that you shouldn't pass up if you see it.

5/5: Highly Recommended - Find it. Now. Your money situation be damned.

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